Tag Archives: T-Box

Sony PS3 PVR Ready to Play on NZ TVs

Sony at last is coming out to play with its PlayStation 3 PVR in NZ. PlayTV will go on sale here for $200 from November 25 – two years after its launch in Europe and a year after its Australian release. The nondescript HD module connects via USB to the PS3 and has twin digital […]

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Hallowe’en Weekend Cursed for Kiwi PVRs

TiVo users and subscribers to My Sky HDi and TelstraClear’s T-Box all had their normal service interrupted over the weekend. On Hallowe’en eve, My Sky HDi viewers lost coverage of a vital rugby game because of a power outage and TiVo was cursed by a glitch that delayed all recordings by two hours. TiVo fixed […]

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TelstraClear Responds to T-Box Review

Here is TelstraClear’s response to questions I raised about its new PVR/home media device, the T-Box, in today’s review. SS: Why can the EPG only be programmed up to a week ahead (and not two, like TiVo)? TC: This is the extent of information given to us by Sky TV. Due to customer confusion if […]

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T-Box Ready for Primetime?

TelstraClear has started installing its first PVR/home media device in the homes of Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch customers but is the T-Box ready for primetime? The telco kindly provided me with a unit to appraise during its beta testing phase. While I’ve had it to play with for several weeks, the following should be seen […]

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T-Box at Last Ready to Go Live

TelstraClear will start installing its first PVR, the T-Box, into subscribers’ homes from Monday, when ScreenScribe.tv will post a review. “With T-Box, TelstraClear is proposing to deliver a level of video-on-demand functionality well beyond what is available on cable networks in most other countries, including Australia,” TelstraClear’s head of consumer markets, Steve Jackson, said in […]

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TelstraClear Confirms Pricing Plans for T-Box

TelstraClear is adopting Sky’s rental model for its new HD PVR, the T-Box. The home media device is still being tested while the telco sorts out teething issues. But when it is ready for installation, customers can choose between paying a one-off fee of $499 upfront or a monthly rental of $14.95. However, the T-Box […]

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Telstra T-Box Soon to Get Big Tick

TelstraClear has renamed its soon-to-launch PVR the T-Box Personal High Definition Video Recorder. Long in gestation, the home media device promises to combine the best features of TiVo and My Sky HDi with the HD Holy Grail bonus of 1080p video. Five months ago the telco started demonstrating the T-Box in its Wellington and Christchurch […]

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